This is a List of all of the Different Types of Lizards
Shown on this Web Site from California and Elsewhere

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This list is alphabetized by genus. Species are listed alphabetically under genus.

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Scientific Name Common Name Original Description Picture Alternate Name Sounds
Order Squamata Scaled Reptiles (Lizards) Oppel, 1811      
Acanthodactylus Fringe-fingered Lizards, Spiny-toed Lizards, Fringe-toed Lizards Wiegmann, 1834      
Acanthodactylus boskianus Bosc's Fringe-toed Lizard (Daudin, 1802) California Legless Lizard
© Charles J. Sharp
Agama Agamas Daudin, 1802      
   Agama picticauda  
Peter's Rock Agama (Peters, 1877) common agama Agama agama
Common Agama
Red-headed Rock Agama
Rainbow Agama
West African Rainbow Lizard
Amalosia Small Velvet Geckos Wells & Wellington, 1984      
Amalosia lesueurii Lesueur's Velvet Gecko (Dumeril & Bibron, 1836) lizard Oedura lesueurii  
Ameiva Ameivas Meyer, 1795      
Ameiva ameiva Giant Ameiva Linnaeus, 1758 giant ameiva    
Amphibolurus Lashtail Dragons Wagler, 1830      
Amphibolurus burnsi
Burns’ Dragon (Wells & Wellington, 1985) lizard Lophognathus burnsi  
Amphibolurus gilberti Gilbert's Dragon Gray, 1842 lizard Lophognathus gilberti  
Amphibolurus muricatus Jacky Dragon (White, ex Shaw, 1790)
lizard Jacky Lizard
Amphibolurus muricata
Anolis Anoles Daudin, 1802      
Anolis carolinensis Green Anole (Voigt, 1832)      
Anolis carolinensis (CA) Green Anole (Voigt, 1832) Green Anole    
  Anolis carolinensis carolinensis (MISC) + (TX) Northern Green Anole (Voigt, 1832) Green Anole
Green Anole
  Anolis carolinensis seminolus Southern Green Anole Vance, 1991
southern green anole    
Anolis (Ctenotus) cristatellus Crested Anole Duméril and Bibron, 1837      
  Anolis (Ctenonotus) cristatellus cristatellus Puerto Rican Crested Anole Duméril and Bibron, 1837 puerto rican crested anole    
Anolis (Ctenonotus) distichus Bark Anole Cope, 1861      
  Anolis (Ctenonotus) distichus floridanus
Florida Bark Anole Smith and McCauley, 1948 bark anole    
Anolis sagrei  (CA) + (MISC) + (TX) Brown Anole Duméril and Bibron, 1837 brown anole
Colorado Desert Fringe-toed Lizard
Anniella North American Legless Lizards Gray, 1852      
Anniella alexanderae Temblor Legless Lizard Papenfuss and Parham, 2013 California Legless Lizard Anniella pulchra - Silvery Legless Lizard  
Anniella campi

Southern Sierra Legless Lizard Papenfuss and Parham, 2013 California Legless Lizard Anniella pulchra - Silvery Legless Lizard

Big Spring Legless Lizard
Anniella geronimensis
Baja California Legless Lizard Shaw, 1940 baja legless    
Anniella grinnelli

Bakersfield Legless Lizard Papenfuss and Parham, 2013 California Legless Lizard Anniella pulchra - Silvery Legless Lizard  
Anniella pulchra Northern California Legless Lizard Gray, 1852 California Legless Lizard

California Legless Lizard
Anniella pulchra - Silvery Legless Lizard

Northern Legless Lizard
Anniella stebbinsi
Southern California Legless Lizard Papenfuss and Parham, 2013 California Legless Lizard Anniella pulchra - Silvery Legless Lizard

San Diegan Legless Lizard
Aspidoscelis Whiptails Fitzinger, 1843   Cnemidophorus  
Aspidoscelis arizonae Arizona Striped Whiptail (Van Denburgh, 1896) arizona whiptail    
Aspidoscelis carmenensis Isla Carmen Whiptail (Dickerson, 1919) carmen whiptail    
Aspidoscelis celeripes Isla San José Western Whiptail Dickerson, 1919 carmen whiptail    
Aspidoscelis danheimae Isla San José Whiptail (Burt, 1929) Black-tailed Brush Lizard    
Aspidoscelis exsanguis Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail (Lowe, 1956) chihuahuan spotted whiptail    
Aspidoscelis gularis Common Spotted Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852)      
  Aspidoscelis gularis gularis Texas Spotted Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852) Texas spotted whiptail    
Aspidoscelis gypsi Little White Whiptail (Wright and Lowe, 1993) little white whiptail    
Aspidoscelis hyperythra Orange-throated Whiptail (Cope, 1863)      
  Aspidoscelis hyperythra beldingi (CA) + (BC) Belding's Orange-throated Whiptail (Stejneger, 1894) Belding's Orange-throated Whiptail    
  Aspidoscelis hyperythra hyperythra Cape Orange-throated Whiptail (Cope, 1863) ot whiptail    
Aspidoscelis inornata Little Striped Whiptail (Baird, 1859 “1858”)      
  Aspidoscelis inornata heptagramma
Trans-Pecos Striped Whiptail (Axtell, 1961) Trans-pecos striped whiptail    
Aspidoscelis labialis Baja California Whiptail (Stejneger, 1890) baja whiptail    
Aspidoscelis laredoensis Laredo Striped Whiptail (McKinney, Kay and Anderson, 1973) Laredo striped whiptail    
Aspidoscelis marmorata Marbled Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852)      
  Aspidoscelis marmorata marmorata Western Marbled Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852)
Western marbled whiptail    
Aspidoscelis maxima Cape Giant Whiptail (Cope , 1864) cape giant whiptail    
Aspidoscelis motaguae Giant Whiptail (Sackett, 1941) Giant whiptail    
Aspidoscelis neomexicana New Mexico Whiptail (Lowe and Zweifel, 1952) new mexico whiptail    
Aspidoscelis pai Pai Striped Whiptail (Wright and Lowe, 1993) pai striped whiptail    
Aspidoscelis scalaris Plateau Spotted Whiptail (Cope, 1892)      
  Aspidoscelis scalaris septemvittata
Big Bend Spotted Whiptail (Cope, 1892)
big bend spotted whiptail Plateau Spotted Whiptail  
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner (Linnaeus, 1766)      
  Aspidoscelis sexlineata sexlineata (TX) + (MISC) Eastern Six-lined Racerunner (Linnaeus, 1766) eastern six-lined racerunner    
  Aspidoscelis sexlineata stephensae Texas Yellow-headed Racerunner (Trauth, 1992) texas yellow-headed racerunner    
Aspidoscelis sonorae (SW) + (CA) Sonoran Spotted Whiptail (Lowe and Wright, 1964) sonoran spotted whiptail Includes the former species
A. flagellicaudus
Aspidoscelis stictogramma Giant Spotted Whiptail (Burger, 1950) giant spotted whiptail    
Aspidoscelis tesselata Common Checkered Whiptail (Say 1823) colorado checkered whiptail    
Aspidoscelis tigris Tiger Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852)      
  Aspidoscelis tigris munda California Whiptail (Camp, 1916) California Whiptail    
  Aspidoscelis tigris punctilinealis Sonoran Tiger Whiptail (Dickerson,1919) sonoran tiger whiptail    
  Aspidoscelis tigris septentrionalis Plateau Tiger Whiptail (Burger, 1950) plateau tiger whiptail    
  Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri (CA) + (BC) San Diegan Tiger Whiptail (Van Denburgh, 1894) Coastal Whiptail    
  Aspidoscelis tigris tigris Great Basin Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852) Great Basin Whiptail    
Aspidoscelis uniparens Desert Grassland Whiptail (Wright and Lowe, 1965) desert grassland whiptail    
Aspidoscelis velox (SW) + (NW) Plateau Striped Whiptail (Springer, 1928) plateau striped whiptail    
Basiliscus Basilisks Laurenti, 1768      
Basiliscus vittatus Brown Basilisk Wiegmann, 1828 brown basilisk

brown basilisk

Callisaurus Zebra-tailed Lizards Blainville, 1835      
Callisaurus draconiodes Zebra-tailed Lizard Blainville, 1835      
  Callisaurus draconoides carmenensis Carmen Island Zebra-tailed Lizard Dickerson, 1919 zebra tailed lizard    
  Callisaurus draconoides crinitus
Viscaino Zebra-tailed Lizard Cope, 1896 Viscaino zebra-tailed lizard    
  Callisaurus draconoides draconoides Zebra-tailed Lizard Blainville, 1835 zebra-tailed lizard    
  Callisaurus draconoides myurus Northern Zebra-tailed Lizard Richardson, 1915 Northern Zebra-tailed Lizard    
  Callisaurus draconoides rhodostictus (CA) + (SW) Western Zebra-tailed Lizard Cope, 1896 Western Zebra-tailed Lizard    
  Callisaurus draconoides ventralis Eastern Zebra-tailed Lizard (Hallowell, 1852) eastern zebra-tailed lizard

eastern zebra-tailed lizard
Calotes Bloodsuckers Cuvier, 1817      
Calotes rouxii Forest Calotes Dumeril & Bibron, 1837 forest calotes Roux's Forest Lizard  
Calotes "versicolor" Variable Bloodsucker (Daudin 1802) indian garden lizard

indian garden lizard
Indian Garden Lizard  
Carlia Rainbow Skinks Gray, 1845      
Carlia jarnoldae Lined Rainbow-Skink Covacevich & Ingram, 1975 lizard    
Carlia longipes Closed-litter Rainbow-skink (Macleay, 1877) lizard    
Carlia munda Striped Rainbow Skink (De Vis, 1885) lizard Shaded-litter Rainbow-skink  
Carlia triacantha Desert Rainbow-skink (Mitchell, 1953) lizard    
Carphodactylus Chameleon Gecko Gunter, 1897      
Carphodactylus laevis Chameleon Gecko Gunther, 1897 lizard    
Chalcides (Skinks) Laurenti, 1768      
Chalcides ocellatus Ocellated Skink (Forsskal, 1775) lizard© Svdmolen - Wickipedia Ocellated Bronze Skink, Eyed Skink, Gongilo  
Chlamydosaurus Frilled Lizards Gray, 1827      
Chlamydosaurus kingii Frilled Lizard Gray, 1825 lizard Frill-necked Dragon
Frilled-neck Lizard
Frilled Dragon
Frilled Agama
Coleonyx Banded Geckos Gray, 1845      
Coleonyx brevis Texas Banded Gecko Stejneger, 1893 Texas banded gecko    
Coleonyx switaki Switak’s Banded Gecko (Murphy, 1974)      
  Coleonyx switaki switaki  (CA) + (BC) Peninsula Banded Gecko (Murphy, 1974) Peninsular Banded Gecko

Side-blotched Lizard
Coleonyx variegatus Western Banded Gecko (Baird, 1859 “1858”)
  Coleonyx variegatus abbotti (CA) + (BC) San Diego Banded Gecko Klauber, 1945 San Diego Banded Gecko
© Nathan Smith
  Coleonyx variegatus bogerti Tucson Banded Gecko Klauber, 1945 tucson banded gecko    
  Coleonyx variegatus peninsularis San Lucan Banded Gecko Klauber, 1945 Viscaino Zebra-tailed Lizard    
  Coleonyx variegatus utahensis Utah Banded Gecko Klauber, 1945 Tucson Banded Gecko    
  Coleonyx variegatus variegatus (CA) + (BC) Desert Banded Gecko (Baird, 1859) Desert Banded Gecko

Desert Banded Gecko
Cophosaurus Greater Earless Lizards Troschel, 1852 “1850”      
Cophosaurus texanus Greater Earless Lizard Troschel, 1852 “1850”
  Cophosaurus texanus scitulus (TX) + (SW) Chihuahuan Greater Earless Lizard (Peters, 1951) Chihuahuan greater earless lizard

Chihuahuan Greater Earless Lizard
  Cophosaurus texanus texanus Texas Greater Earless Lizard Troschel, 1852 Texas greater earless lizard

Texas greater earless lizard
Crotaphytus Collared Lizards Holbrook, 1842      
Crotaphytus bicinctores (CA) + (SW) Great Basin Collared Lizard Smith and Tanner, 1972    
Crotaphytus collaris (SW) + (TX) + (MISC) Eastern Collared Lizard (Say, 1823) Eastern collared lizard
eastern collared lizard
Crotaphytus nebrius Sonoran Collared Lizard Sonoran Collared Lizard Sonoran collared lizard    
Crotaphytus vestigium  (CA)  + (BC) Baja California Collared Lizard Smith and Tanner, 1972 Baja California Collared Lizard    
Cryptoblepharus Snake-eyed Skinks Wiegmann, 1834      
Cryptoblepharus pulcher
Elegant Snake-eyed Skink (Sternfeld, 1918) lizard Cryptoblepharus suburbia  
Cryptoblepharus virgatus Wall Skink (Garman, 1901) lizard Ablepharus virgatus
Striped Snake-eyed Skink
Ctenophorus Bicycle Dragons Fitzinger, 1848      
Ctenophorus caudicinctus Ring-tailed Dragon (Gunther, 1875) lizard    
Ctenophorus isolepis Central Military Dragon (Fischer, 1881) lizard    
Ctenophorus nuchalis Central Netted Dragon (De Vis, 1884) lizard Ctenophorus major  
Ctenosaura Spiny-tailed Iguanas Wiegmann, 1828      
Ctenosaura hemilopha
Cape Spiny-tailed Iguana Cope, 1863 cape spiny-tailed lizard

juvenile cape spiny-tailed lizard
Ctenosaura similis
Gray’s Spiny-tailed Iguana (Gray, 1831) black spiny-tailed iguana

juvenile black spiny-tailed iguana
Ctenotus Striped Skinks Storr, 1964      
Ctenotus brooksi Brooks’ Ctenotus (Loveridge, 1933) lizard    
Ctenotus dux Narrow-lined Ctenotus
Storr, 1969 lizard Fine Side-lined Ctenotus  
Ctenotus eutaenius Black-backed Yellow-lined Ctenotus Storr, 1981 lizard    
Ctenotus inornatus Bar-shouldered Ctenotus (J.E. Gray, 1845) lizard    
Ctenotus leonhardii Leonhard's Ctenotus (Sternfeld, 1919) lizard    
Ctenotus robustus Eastern Striped Skink Storr, 1970 lizard Eastern Robust Skink  
Cyclodomorphus Pink-tongued Skinks Fitzinger, 1843   Slender Blue-tongued Skinks  
Cyclodomorphus gerrardii Pink-tongued Skink (J.E. Gray, 1845) lizard    
Cyrtodactylus Ring-tailed Gecko     Bent-toed Geckos, Bow-fingered Geckos  
Cyrtodactylus mcdonaldi Inland Ring-tailed Gecko
Shea, Couper, Worthington Wilmer & Amey, 2011 lizard    
Cyrtopodion Bow-fingered Geckos Fitzinger, 1843      
Cyrtopodion scabrum Rough-tailed Gecko (Heyden, 1827) lizard© 2021 Elliot Jaramillo

Keeled Rock Gecko
Bow-footed Gecko
Rough-tailed Bowfoot Gecko
Rough Bent-toed Gecko Common Tuberculate Ground Gecko
Keeled Gecko

Delma Delmas Gray, 1831      
Delma butleri Unbanded Delma Storr, 1987 lizard Spinifex Delma  
Diplodactylus Stone Geckos Gray, 1882      
Diplodactylus conspicillatus Variable Fat-tailed Gecko Lucas & Frost, 1897 lizard Burrow-plug Gecko  
Diplodactylus galeatus
Helmeted Gecko Kluge, 1963
lizard Mesa Gecko  
Diplodactylus tesselatus Tesselated Gecko
Gunther, 1875 lizard    
Diporiphora Two-lined Dragons Gray, 1842      
Diporiphora bilineata Two-lined Dragon Gray, 1842 lizard    
Diporiphora magna Yellow-sided Two-lined Dragon Storr, 1974 lizard    
Diporiphora nobbi Nobbi Dragon (Witten, 1972) lizard Common Nobbi Dragon
Dipsosaurus Desert Iguanas Hallowell, 1854      
Dipsosaurus dorsalis Desert Iguana (Baird and Girard, 1852)      
Dipsosaurus dorsalis dorsalis(CA) + (BC) Northern Desert Iguana (Baird and Girard, 1852) Northern Desert Iguana    
Dipsosaurus dorsalis lucasensis (BC)
San Lucan Desert Iguana Van Denburgh, 1920 desert iguana    
Egernia Skinks Gray, 1838      
Egernia cunninghami Cunningham’s Skink (J.E. Gray, 1832) lizard    
Egernia hosmeri Hosmer’s Skink Kinghorn, 1955 lizard    
Egernia mcpheei Eastern Crevice Skink Wells & Wellington, 1984 lizard    
Egernia rugosa Yakka Skink De Vis, 1888 lizard    
Elgaria Western Alligator Lizards Gray, 1838      
Elgaria coerulea Northern Alligator Lizard (Wiegmann, 1828)
  Elgaria coerulea coerulea San Francisco Alligator Lizard (Wiegmann, 1828) San Francisco Alligator Lizard    
  Elgaria coerulea palmeri Sierra Alligator Lizard (Stejneger, 1893)
  Elgaria coerulea principis (CA) + (NW) Northwestern Alligator Lizard (Baird and Girard, 1852) Northwestern Alligator Lizard    
  Elgaria coerulea shastensis Shasta Alligator Lizard (Fitch, 1934) Shasta Alligator Lizard    
Elgaria kingii Madrean Alligator Liard Gray, 1838)      
  Elgaria kingii nobilis Arizona Alligator Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852) Madrean alligator lizard
madrean alligator lizard
Elgaria multicarinata Southern Alligator Lizard (Blainville, 1835)
  Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata (CA) + (NW) Forest Alligator Lizard (Blainville, 1835) lizard California Alligator Lizard  
  Elgaria multicarinata webbii (CA) + (BC) Woodland Alligator Lizard (Baird, 1859 “1858”) lizard San Diego Alligator Lizard  
Elgaria panamintina Panamint Alligator Lizard (Stebbins, 1958) Panamint Alligator Lizard    
Elgaria paucicarinata San Lucan Alligator Lizard Fitch, 1934 Side-blotched Lizard    
Eremiascincus Sand-swimmers Greer, 1879      
Eremiascincus isolepis
Northern Bar-lipped Skink (Boulenger, 1887) lizard Sphenomorphus isolepis

Glaphyromorphus isolepis
Eulamprus Water Skinks Fitzinger, 1843      
Eulamprus amplus Lemon-barred Forest Skink (Covacevich & McDonald, 1980) lizard Concinnia amplus
Eulamprus brachysoma Northern Barsided Skink (Lonnberg & Andersson, 1915) lizard    
Eulamprus martini Dark Bar-sided Skink Wells & Wellington, 1985 lizard Concinnia martini  
Eulamprus quoyi Eastern Water-skink (Dumeril & Bibron, 1839) lizard Eastern Water Skink  
Gambelia Leopard Lizards Baird 1859 “1858”      
Gambelia copeii Cope's Leopard Lizard (Yarrow, 1882) Cope's Leopard Lizard    
Gambelia sila Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard (Stejneger, 1890) Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard    
Gambelia wislizenii (CA) + (SW) Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Baird and Girard, 1852) Long-nosed Leopard Lizard
long-nosed leopard lizard
Gehyra Dtellas Gray, 1834   Web-toed Geckos  
Gehyra dubia Dubious dtella (Macleay, 1877) lizard    
Gehyra purpurascens Purplish dtella Storr, 1982 lizard    
Gehyra robusta Robust Della King, 1983 lizard    
Gehyra versicolor Eastern Tree Dtella Hutchinson, Sistrom, Donnellan & Hutchinson, 2014 lizard Variable Dtella  
Gerrhonotus Eastern Alligator Lizards Wiegmann, 1828      
Gerrhonotus infernalis Texas Alligator Lizard Baird, 1859 “1858” Texas alligator lizard
Texas alligator lizard
Gnypetoscincus Rainforest Skink Wells and Wellington, 1984  
Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae Prickly Forest Skink (De Vis, 1890) lizard    
Gowidon   Wells & Wellington, 1985      

Gowidon longirostris

Long-nosed Dragon Boulenger, 1883 lizard Amphibolurus longirostris
Lophognathus longirostris

Long-nosed Water Dragon

Long-snouted Lashtail
Heloderma Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards Wiegmann, 1829      
Heloderma suspectum Gila Monster Cope, 1869
  Heloderma suspectum cinctum Banded Gila Monster Bogert and Martín del Campo, 1956 Banded Gila Monster   Sounds
  Heloderma suspectum suspectum Reticulate Gila Monster Cope, 1869 gila monster   Sounds
Hemidactylus House Geckos Gray, 1825      
Hemidactylus flaviviridis Yellow-Green House Gecko Ruppell, 1835 yellow-green house gecko    
Hemidactylus frenatus + (Baja) Common House Gecko Duméril and Bibron, 1836 Common house gecko    
Hemidactylus garnotii Indo-Pacific Gecko Dumeril and Bibron, 1836 Mediterranean House Gecko Fox Gecko
Garnot's House Gecko
Hemidactylus mabouia (CA) + (Misc) Tropical House Gecko (Moreau de Jonnès, 1818) wood slave Wood Slave
African House Gecko
Cosmopolitan House Gecko
Moreau's Tropical House Gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus (CA) + (TX) + (SW) Mediterranean Gecko (Linnaeus, 1758) Mediterranean house gecko
Mediterranean house gecko
Mediterranean House Gecko Sounds
Hemidactylus species House Gecko Gray, 1825 house gecko
Prickly Geckos Wermuth, 1965      
Heteronotia binoei
Bynoe's Gecko (Gray, 1845) lizard    
Holbrookia Lesser Earless Lizards Bocourt, 1874 in Duméril, Mocquard & Bocourt, 1870-1909    
Holbrookia elegans Elegant Earless Lizard Bocourt, 1874      
  Holbrookia elegans thermophila Sonoran Earless Lizard Barbour, 1921 sonoran earless lizard    
Holbrookia maculata Common Lesser Earless Lizard Girard, 1851
speckled earless lizard    
  Holbrookia maculata ruthveni Bleached Earless Lizard Smith, 1943 bleached earless lizard    
Holbrookia propinqua Keeled Earless Lizard Baird and Girard 1852      
  Holbrookia propinqua propinqua Northern Keeled Earless Lizard Baird and Girard 1852 northern keeled earless lizard    
Hypsilurus Forest Dragons W. Peters, 1867      
Hypsilurus boydii Boyd's Forest Dragon (Macleay, 1884) lizard Northern Angle-headed Dragon
Lophosaurus boydii
Gonocephalus boydii
Tiaris boydii
Hypsilurus spinipes

Southern Angle-headed Dragon (Duméril & Duméril, 1851) lizard Rainforest Dragon,
Southern Forest Dragon
Lophosaurus spinipes
Gonocephalus spinipes
Iguana Iguanas Laurenti, 1768      
Iguana iguana Green Iguana (Linnaeus, 1758) green iguana

green iguana

green iguana
Intellagama Australian Water Dragon Wells & Wellington, 1985      
Intellagama lesueurii Eastern Water Dragon (Gray, 1831) lizard    
Lacerta Wall Lizards, Rock Lizards Linnaeus, 1758      
Lacerta agilis Sand Lizard Linnaeus, 1758      
  Lacerta agilis agilis Sand Lizard Linnaeus, 1758 Northern Green Anole    
Lampropholis Sunskinks Fitzinger, 1843      
Lampropholis delicata (AU) + Hawai'i Delicate Skink (De Vis, 1888)
lizard Metallic Skink
Garden Skink
Rainbow Skink
Plague Skink
Grass Skink
Laudakia tuberculata Kashmiri Rock Agama Gray, 1827 Kashmiri Rock Agama

Kashmiri Rock Agama
Leiocephalus Curly-tailed Lizards Gray, 1827      
Leiocephalus carinatus Northern Curlytail Lizard Gray, 1827 northern curlytail lizard    
Leiocephalus schreibersii Red-sided Curlytail Lizard (Gravenhorst, 1837) Red-sided Curlytail Lizard

Red-sided Curlytail Lizard
Lepidodactylus Indo-Pacific Geckos Fitzinger, 1843      
Lepidodactylus lugubris Mourning Gecko (Duméril and Bibron, 1836) mourning gecko    
Sliders Bell, 1833      
Lerista fragilis Eastern Mulch-slider (Gunther, 1876) lizard    
Lialis Burton's Legless Lizard Gray, 1835  
Lialis burtonis Burton's Legless Lizard Gray, 1835 lizard
Liopholis Skinks Fitzinger, 1843   Egernia
Liopholis inornata Desert Skink (Rosen, 1905) lizard    
Lucasium Ground Geckos Wermuth, 1965      
Lucasium immaculatum Pale-striped Ground Gecko (Storr, 1988) lizard Diplodactylus immaculatus  
Lucasium steindachneri
Box-Patterned Gecko (Boulenger, 1885) lizard    
Lucasium stenodactylum Sandplain Gecko (Boulenger, 1896) lizard Diplodactylus stenodactylus

Crowned Gecko
Fire-tailed Skinks Gray, 1845      
Morethia taeniopleura Eastern Fire-tailed Skink

Peters, 1874

Nebulifera Robust Velvet Gecko Oliver, Bauer, Greenbaum, Jackman & Hobbie, 2012    
Nebulifera robusta
Robust Velvet Gecko (Boulenger, 1885)
Oeduera robusta
lizard Oedura robusta  
Nephrurus Knob-tailed Geckos Gunther, 1876      
Nephrurus amyae Centralian Knob-tailed Gecko Couper, 1994 lizard Rough Knob-tailed Gecko  
Nephrurus asper Prickly Knob-tailed Gecko Gunther, 1876 lizard Rough Knob-tailed Gecko  
Nephrurus laevissimus
Pale Knob-tailed Gecko Mertens, 1958 lizard    
Nephrurus levis
Smooth Knob-tailed Gecko De Vis, 1886 lizard    
Oedura Velvet Geckos Gray, 1842      
Oedura cincta Inland Marbled Velvet Gecko De Vis, 1888 lizard    
Oedura coggeri Northern Spotted Velvet Gecko Bustard, 1966 lizard    
Oedura monilis Ocellated Velvet Gecko De Vis, 1888 lizard    
Oedura tryoni Southern Spotted Velvet Gecko De Vis, 1884 lizard    
Petrosaurus Banded Rock Lizards Boulanger, 1885      
Petrosaurus mearnsi Mearns's Rock Lizard (Stejneger, 1894)      
  Petrosaurus mearnsi mearnsi (CA) + (BC) Mearns's Rock Lizard (Stejneger, 1894) Mearns' Rock Lizard    
Petrosaurus repens Central Baja California Banded Rock Lizard (Stejneger, 1894) baja banded rock lizard    
Petrosaurus thallassinus San Lucan Banded Rock Lizard (Cope, 1863) san lucan banded rock lizard    
Phelsuma Day Geckos Gray, 1825      
Phelsuma laticauda laticauda Gold Dust Day Gecko Boettger, 1880 West African Rainbow Lizard    
Phrynosoma Horned Lizards Wiegmann, 1828      
Phrynosoma blainvillii Blainville's (Coast) Horned Lizard Gray, 1839 Coast Horned Lizard Anota blainvillii  
Phrynosoma cerroense Cedros Island Horned Lizard Leache et al. 2009 Side-blotched Lizard Phrynosoma coronatum cerroense  
Phrynosoma cornutum (SW) + (TX) Texas Horned Lizard (Harlan, 1825) Texas horned lizard    
Phrynosoma coronatum
Cape Horned Lizard Blainville, 1835 cape horned lizard Coast Horned Lizardss  
Phrynosoma douglasii (CA) + (NW) Pygmy Short-horned Lizard (Bell, 1829) Pygmy Short-horned Lizard
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard
Tapaja douglasii  
Phrynosoma goodei Goode's Desert Horned Lizard Stejnejer, 1893 goode's horned lizard Doliosaurus goodei  
Phrynosoma hernandesi Greater Short-horned Lizard Girard, 1858
  Phrynosoma hernandesi hernandesi Hernandez's Short-horned Lizard Girard, 1858 Hernandez's short-horned lizard Tapaja hernandesi hernandesi  
  Phrynosoma hernandesi ornatum (SW) + (NW) Salt Lake Valley Short-horned Lizard Girard 1858b, comb. nov. Hernandez's Short-horned Lizard    
Phrynosoma mcallii
Flat-tailed Horned Lizard (Hallowell, 1852) Flat-tail Horned Lizard Anota mcallii  
Phrynosoma modestum (SW) + (TX) Round-tailed Horned Lizard Girard, 1852 round-tailed horned lizard
Round-tailed Horned Lizard
Doliosaurus modestum  
Phrynosoma platyrhinos Desert Horned Lizard Girard, 1852      
  Phrynosoma platyrhinos calidiarum  (CA) + (BC) Southern Desert Horned Lizard (Cope, 1896) Southern Desert Horned Lizard Doliosaurus platyrhinos calidiarum  
  Phrynosoma platyrhinos platyrhinos (CA) + (SW) Northern Desert Horned Lizard Girard, 1852 Northern Desert Horned Lizard Doliosaurus platyrhinos platyrhinos  
Phrynosoma solare
Regal Horned Lizard Gray, 1845 regal horned lizard Anota solare  
Phyllodactylus Leaf-toed Geckos Gray, 1828      
Phyllodactylus nocticolus (CA) + (BC) Peninsula Leaf-toed Gecko Dixon, 1964 Peninsular Leaf-toed Gecko    
Phyllodactylus unctus San Lucan Leaf-toed Gecko Cope, 1864 san lucan leaf-toed gecko    
Phyllodactylus xanti Cape Leaf-toed Gecko Cope, 1863 cape leaf toed gecko    
Phyllurus Leaf-tailed Geckos Schinz, 1822      
Phyllurus caudiannulatus Ringed Thin-tailed Gecko Covacevich, 1975 lizard    
Phyllurus nepthys

Eungella Broad-tailed Gecko Couper, Covacevich & Moritz, 1993 lizard Peppered-belly Broad-tailed Gecko  
Plestiodon Toothy Skinks Duméril and Bibron, 1839   Eumeces  
Plestiodon anthracinus Coal Skink (Baird, 1850)      
  Plestiodon anthracinus pluvialis Southern Coal Skink (Cope, 1880) southern coal skink    
Plestiodon callicephalus Mountain Skink (Bocourt, 1879 in Duméril, Mocquard & Bocourt, 1870-1909) Mountain Skink    
Plestiodon fasciatus (MISC) + (TX) Common Five-lined Skink (Linnaeus, 1758) 5 lined skink

5 lined skink juvenile
Plestiodon gilberti Gilbert's Skink (Van Denburgh, 1896)      
  Plestiodon gilberti cancellosus Variegated Skink (Rodgers and Fitch, 1947) Variegated Skink

Variegated Skink
  Plestiodon gilberti gilberti Greater Brown Skink (Van Denburgh, 1896) Greater Brown Skink

Greater Brown Skink
  Plestiodon gilberti placerensis Northern Brown Skink (Rodgers, 1944) Northern Brown Skink

Northern Brown Skink
  Plestiodon gilberti rubricaudatus Western Red-tailed Skink (Taylor, 1935) Gilbert's Skink

Gilbert's Skink
Plestiodon inexpectatus Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Taylor, 1932) Southeastern Five-lined Skink

Southeastern Five-lined Skink
Plestiodon multivirgatus Many-lined Skink Hallowell, 1857
  Plestiodon multivirgatus epipleurotus Variable Skink (Cope, 1880) variable skink    
Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Baird and Girard, 1852 Great Plains Skink

Great Plains Skink
Plestiodon reynoldsi Florida Sand Skink (Stejneger, 1910) Florida sand skink    
Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink Baird, 1859 "1858"      
  Plestiodon septentrionalis septentrionalis Northern Prairie Skink Baird, 1859    
Plestiodon skiltonianus Western Skink Baird and Girard, 1852
  Plestiodon skiltonianus interparietalis (CA) + (BC) Coronado Skink (Tanner, 1958 “1957”) Coronado Skink

Coronado Skink
  Plestiodon skiltonianus skiltonianus (CA) + (NW) Skilton's Skink Baird and Girard, 1852 Skilton's Skink

Skilton's Skink
Plestiodon tetragrammus Four-lined Skink Baird, 1859 “1858”      
  Plestiodon tetragrammus tetragrammus Long-lined Skink (Cope, 1880) Short-lined Skink

Short-lined Skink
Podarcis Wall Lizards Wagler, 1830      
Podarcis muralis   Common Wall Lizard (Laurenti, 1768) common wall lizard

common wall lizard
Podarcis siculus Italian Wall Lizard (Rafinesque, 1810) Southern Italian Wall Lizard

Southern Italian Wall Lizard
= Podarcis sicula  
Pogona Bearded Dragons Storr, 1982      
Pogona barbata Eastern Bearded Dragon (Cuvier, 1829) lizard    
Pogona vitticeps Central Bearded Dragon (Ahl, 1926) lizard Inland Bearded Dragon
Pygopus Scaly-feet Merrem, 1820  
Pygopus nigriceps Western Hooded Scaly-foot (Fischer, 1882) lizard    
Beaked Gecko Gunther, 1867      
Rhynchoedura ormsbyi Eastern Beaked Gecko Wells & Wellington, 1985 lizard    
Rhyncoedura ornata Western Beaked Gecko Gunther, 1867 lizard    
Three-toed Skink Gray, 1831      
Saiphos equalis Three-toed Skink (Gray, 1825) lizard    
Saltuarius Leaf-tailed Geckos Couper, Covacevich & Moritz, 1993      
Saltuarius cornutus Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Obilby, 1892) lizard    
Saltuarius salebrosus Rough-throated Leaf-tailed Gecko (Covacevich, 1975) lizard    
Saltuarius wyberba
Wyberba Leaf-tailed Gecko Couper, Schneider, & Covacevich, 1997 lizard    
Saproscincus Shade Skinks Wells & Wellington, 1983      
Saproscincus tetradactylus Four-fingered Shadeskink (Greer & Kluge, 1980) lizard    
Sauromalus Chuckwallas Duméril, 1856      
Sauromalus ater (CA) + (SW) + (BC) Common Chuckwalla Duméril, 1856 Common Chuckwalla
common chuckwalla
Sauromalus hispidus
Spiny Chuckwalla Stejnegeri, 1891 spiny chuckwalla Angel Island Chuckwalla  
Sauromalus slevini
Slevin's Chuckwalla Van Denburgh, 1922 slevin's chuckwalla    
Sauromalus varius San Esteban Chuckwalla Dickerson, 1919 isla santa cruz spiny lizard San Esteban Island Chuckwalla

Isla Esteban Chuckwalla
Sceloporus Wiegmann, 1828 Spiny Lizards      
Sceloporus angustus
Isla Santa Cruz Spiny Lizard Dickerson, 1919 isla santa cruz spiny lizard    
Sceloporus bimaculosus Twin-spotted Spiny Lizard Phelan and Brattstrom, 1955 Twin-spotted Spiny Lizard    
Sceloporus clarkii Clark's Spiny Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852
  Sceloporus clarkii clarkii Sonoran Spiny Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852 clark's spiny lizard    
  Sceloporus clarki vallaris Plateau Spiny Lizard Shannon and Urbano, 1954 Plateau spiny lizard    
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Baird and Girard, 1853 Prairie Lizard

Prairie Lizard
Sceloporus cowlesi Southwestern Fence Lizard Lowe and Norris, 1956 southwestern fence lizard    
Sceloporus cyanogenys Blue Spiny Lizard Cope, 1885 Blue Spiny Lizard    
Sceloporus graciosus Common Sagebrush Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852
  Sceloporus graciosus gracilis (CA) + (NW) Western Sagebrush Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852 Western Sagebrush Lizard
Western Sagebrush Lizard
  Sceloporus graciosus graciosus (CA) + (SW) + (NW) Northern Sagebrush Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852 Northern Sagebrush Lizard    
  Sceloporus graciosus vandenburgianus  (CA) + (BC) Southern Sagebrush Lizard Cope, 1896
Southern Sagebrush Lizard    
Sceloporus hunsakeri
Hunsaker's Spiny Lizard Hall & Smith, 1979 hunsaker's spiny lizard    
Sceloporus jarrovii Yarrow's Spiny Lizard Cope, 1875 yarrow's spiny lizard    
Sceloporus licki Cape Spiny Lizard Van Denburgh, 1895 cape spiny lizard    
Sceloporus magister (CA) + (SW) + (BC) Desert Spiny Lizard Hallowell, 1854 desert spiny lizard    
Sceloporus merriami Canyon Lizard Stejneger, 1904
  Sceloporus merriami annulatus Big Bend Canyon Lizard Smith, 1937 Big Bend Canyon Lizard    
  Sceloporus merriami longipunctatus Presidio Canyon Lizard Olson, 1973 Presidio Canyon Lizard    
  Sceloporus merriami merriami Merriam's Canyon Lizard Stejneger, 1904 Merriam's Canyon Lizard    
Sceloporus occidentalis Western Fence Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852
  Sceloporus occidentalis becki Island Fence Lizard Van Denburgh, 1905 Island Fence Lizard    
  Sceloporus occidentalis biseriatus San Joaquin Fence Lizard Hallowell, 1854 San Joaquin Fence Lizard    
  Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii Coast Range Fence Lizard Boulenger, 1885 Coast Range Fence Lizard    
  Sceloporus occidentalis longipes Great Basin Fence Lizard Baird, 1859 “1858” Great Basin Fence Lizard    
  Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis (CA) + (NW) Northwestern Fence Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852 Northwestern Fence Lizard    
  Sceloporus occidentalis taylori Sierra Fence Lizard Camp, 1916 Sierra Fence Lizard    
Sceloporus olivaceous Texas Spiny Lizard Smith, 1934 texas spiny lizard    
Sceloporus orcutti (CA) + (BC) Granite Spiny Lizard Stejneger, 1893 Granite Spiny Lizard
Male Granite Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus poinsetti Crevice Spiny Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852
  Sceloporus poinsettii axtelli Texas Crevice Spiny Lizard Webb, 2006 texas crevice lizard    
  Sceloporus poinsettii poinsettii New Mexico Crevice Spiny Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852 New Mexico spiny lizard    
Sceloporus slevini Slevin's Bunch Grass Lizard Smith, 1937 Slevin's bunchgrass lizard    
Sceloporus tristichus Plateau Fence Lizard
Cope in Yarrow 1875 plateau fence lizard    
Sceloporus undulatus Eastern Fence Lizard (Bosc and Daudin in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801) Eastern Fence Lizard

Eastern Fence Lizard
Sceloporus uniformis (CA) + (SW) Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard Phelan and Brattstrom, 1955 yellow-backed spiny lizard    
Sceloporus variabilis Rose-bellied Lizard Wiegmann, 1834
  Sceloporus variabilis marmoratus (TX) + (MISC) Texas Rose-bellied Lizard Hallowell, 1852 Texas Rose-bellied Lizard
Texas Rose-bellied Lizard
Sceloporus marmoratus marmoratus  
Sceloporus virgatus Striped Plateau Lizard Smith, 1938 striped plateau lizard    
Sceloporus woodi Florida Scrub Lizard Stejneger, 1918 Florida Scrub Lizard    
Sceloporus zosteromus Baja California Spiny Lizard Cope, 1863 Granite Spiny Lizard Sceloporus magister  
Scincella Ground Skinks Mittleman, 1950      
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink (Say in James, 1823) Little Brown Skink Ground Skink  
Sphaerodactylus Dwarf Gekos Wagler, 1830      
Sphaerodactylus elegans Ashy Gecko MacLeay, 1834 ashy gecko    
Sphaerodactylus notatus Reef Gecko Baird, 1859 “1858”
  Sphaerodactylus notatus notatus Florida Reef Gecko Baird, 1859 “1858” Florida Reef Gecko    
Strophurus Spiny-tailed Geckos Fitzinger, 1843   Striped Geckos  
Strophurus ciliaris Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Boulenger, 1885) lizard
Strophurus intermedius Southern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Ogilby, 1892) lizard
Strophurus jeanae Southern Phasmid Gecko (Storr, 1988) lizard    
Strophurus krisalys Kristin's Spiny-tailed Gecko Sadlier, O’Meally & Shea, 2005 lizard    
Strophurus taenicauda Golden-Tailed Gecko
(De Vis, 1886) lizard    
Tarentola Wall Geckos Gray, 1825      
Tarentola annularis
Ringed Wall Gecko (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827) San Francisco Alligator Lizard White-spotted Wall Gecko  
Tarentola mauritanica Moorish Gecko (Linnaeus, 1758) Moorish Wall Gecko Moorish Wall Gecko  
Tiliqua Blue-tongued Skinks Gray, 1825   Blue Tongue Lizard, Blue-tongued Lizard, Blue-tongues  
Tiliqua multifasciata Centralian Blue-tongued Skink Sternfeld 1919 lizard Centralian Blue-tongue  
Tiliqua scincoides Common Blue-tongued Skink (White, 1790) lizard Eastern Blue-tongue
Northern Blue-tongue
Australian Blue-tongued Skink
Trachylepis Afro-Malagasy mabuyas Fitzinger, 1843      
Trachylepis Quinquetaeniata (CA) + Florida African Five-lined Skink (Lichtenstein, 1823) African Five-lined Skink Mabuya quinquetaeniata
Five-lined Mabuya
Rainbow Mabuya
Rainbow Skink
Rainbow Rock Skink
Trioceros Chameleons Swainson, 1839      
Trioceros jacksonii Jackson's Chameleon Boulenger, 1896 Yellow-crested Jackson's Chameleon

Yellow-crested Jackson's Chameleon
Chamaeleo jacksonii  
Tympanocryptis Earless Dragons Peters, 1868      
Tympanocryptis tetraporophora Eyrean Earless Dragon Lucas & Frost, 1895 lizard    
Uma Fringe-toed Lizards 1859 “1858”      
Uma inornata Coachella Fringe-toed Lizard Cope, 1895 Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard    
Uma notata (CA) + (BC) Colorado Desert Fringe-toed Lizard Baird, 1859 “1858” Colorado Desert Fringe-toed Lizard    
Uma scoparia Mohave Fringe-toed Lizard Cope, 1894 Mohave Fringe-toed Lizard    
Uma thurmanae Mohawk Dunes Fringe-toed Lizard Derycke, Gottscho, Mulcahy, & De Queiroz, 2020 yuman desert fringe-toed lizard    
Urosaurus Tree and Brush Lizards Hallowell, 1854      
Urosaurus graciosus Long-tailed Brush Lizard Hallowell, 1854
  Urosaurus graciosus graciosus Western Long-tailed Brush Lizard Hallowell, 1854 Long-tailed Brush Lizard    
Urosaurus lahtelai Cataviña Brush Lizard Rau & Loomis, 1977 baja ca brush lizard Baja California Brush Lizard  
Urosaurus microscutatus (CA) + (BC) Small-scaled Lizard (Van Denburgh, 1894) Baja California Brush Lizard
Baja California Brush Lizard
Urosaurus nigricaudus -
Black-tailed Brush Lizard,
Baja California Brush Lizard
Urosaurus ornatus Tree Lizard (Baird and Girard, 1852)      
  Urosaurus ornatus ornatus Texas Tree Lizard (Baird and Girard, 1852) Texas Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus - Tree Lizard  
  Urosaurus ornatus schmidti Big Bend Tree Lizard (Mittleman, 1940) Big Bend Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus -
Tree Lizard
  Urosaurus ornatus schottii Schott's Tree Lizard (Baird, 1859 “1858”) Schott's tree lizard Urosaurus ornatus -
Tree Lizard
  Urosaurus ornatus symmetricus Colorado River Tree Lizard (Baird, 1859 “1858”) Colorado River Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus -
Tree Lizard
  Urosaurus ornatus wrighti Northern Tree Lizard (Schmidt, 1921) Schott's Tree Lizard    
Uta Side-blotched Lizards Baird and Girard in Stansbury 1852      
Uta stansburiana Side-blotched Lizards Baird and Girard, 1852      
  Uta stansburiana elegans (CA) + (SW) Western Side-blotched Lizard Yarrow, 1882 Western Side-blotched Lizard
Western Side-blotched Lizard
  Uta stansburiana nevadensis (CA) + (NW) Nevada Side-blotched Lizard Ruthven, 1913 Nevada Side-blotched Lizard
nevada side-blotched lizard
  Uta stansburiana stansburiana Northern Side-blotched Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852 Northern Side-blotched Lizard    
  Uta stansburiana stejnegeri (TX) + (SW) Eastern Side-blotched Lizard Schmidt, 1921 Eastern Side-blotched Lizard    
  Uta stansburiana uniformis  Plateau Side-blotched Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852 lizard    
  Uta stansburiana (BC) Side-blotched Lizard Pack and Tanner, 1970 uta    
Varanus Monitor Lizards Merrem, 1820   Goannas  
Varanus acanthurus Ridge-tailed Monitor Boulenger, 1885 lizard    
Varanus bengalensis Bengal Monitor (Daudin, 1802) Bengal Monitor    
Varanus giganteus Perentie (Gray, 1845) lizard    
Varanus gouldii Gould's Monitor
(Gray, 1838) lizard Sand Goanna  
Varanus panoptes Yellow-spotted Monitor Storr, 1980 lizard    
Varanus spenceri Spencer's Monitor Lucas & Frost, 1903 lizard    
Varanus tristis Black-headed Monitor (Schlegel, 1839) lizard Black-tailed Monitor
Freckled Monitor
Varanus varius Lace Monitor (White, ex Shaw, 1790) lizard    
Xantusia NIght Lizards Baird, 1859 “1858”      
Xantusia arizonae Arizona Night Lizard Klauber, 1931 Arizona night lizard    
Xantusia bezyi Bezy's Night Lizard Papenfuss, Macey, and Schulte, 2001 bezy's night lizard    
Xantusia gracilis Sandstone Night Lizard Grismer and Galvan, 1986 Sandstone Night Lizard    
Xantusia henshawi (CA) + (BC) Granite Night Lizard Stejneger, 1893 Granite Night Lizard
Granite Night Lizard
Xantusia riversiana Island Night Lizard Cope, 1883
  Xantusia riversiana reticulata San Clemente Night Lizard Smith, 1946 San Clemente Night Lizard    
  Xantusia riversiana riversiana San Nicolas Night Lizard Cope, 1883 San Nicolas Night Lizard© Stephanie Root    
Xantusia sierrae Sierra Night Lizard Bezy, 1967 Sierra Night Lizard    
Xantusia vigilis (SW) Desert Night Lizard Baird, 1859 “1858” Utah night lizard X. v. utahensis
Utah Night Lizard
Xantusia vigilis Desert Night Lizard Baird, 1859 “1858” Desert Night Lizard    
Xantusia wigginsi (CA) + (BC) Wiggins' Night Lizard Savage, 1952 Baja California Night Lizard    

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